President Joe Biden’s LGBT extremism seems to know no bounds.
On June 15, 2022, President Biden announced a new executive order directing the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to ban federally-funded programs from engaging in efforts to change persons’ sexual orientation or gender identity. According to Politico, the President wishes to create a public information campaign about sexual orientation change efforts. Also, the President’s order addresses “discriminatory legislative attacks against LGBTQI+ children and families, directing key agencies to protect families and children.” The President’s action follows a variety of efforts in multiple states to protect children against so-called “gender-affirming” treatment.
Earlier this year, the Justice Department issued a warning to states, claiming that “blocking access to gender-affirming care could violate federal law.”
At New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, we find it highly unlikely that any federally-funded programs are engaging in efforts to change anyone’s sexual orientation or gender identity in the first place. Thus, it seems likely that a portion of President Biden’s executive order is nothing more than grandstanding. Nevertheless, orders like these misinform the public and use the President’s bully pulpit to promote dangerous falsehoods. If the President is listening, NYCF calls upon him to stop misleading families into believing that homosexuality and transgenderism are true identities.